Software License Agreements:

IDAutomation offers flexible licenses to meet a variety of needs. Within the Software License Agreement several license types are offered. Below is a summary of what is offered in each license type for most products. To understand what is offered for a particular product, refer to the documentation and licensing section of the respective product.

License Summary Single User License Developer License Developer License 5 Developer License Unlimited Developer License Unlimited Developer License Multi Site License
Limited use of the software for (1) user. Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
End-user font encoders. Included Included Included Included Included Included  
Silent installer with source.   Included Included Included Included Included Included
Source code provision.   Included Included Included Included Included Included
License transfers.   Included Included Included Included Included Included
All users at a single site within a single Organization.   Included     Included Included Included
Internal and external distribution rights.     Included Included Included Included Included
Web fonts provided.     Included Included Included Included  
Developer licensed font encoders and source code.     Included Included Included Included  
Modification, conversion and embedding.     Included Included Included Included  
Your company or application name in a customized font.     Included Included Included Included  
Allows up to (1) developer and 10K users.     Included Included Included Included  
Up to (5) developers and 20K users.       Included Included Included  
Up to (20) developers and 30K users.      
Included Included  
Unlimited number of developers and users.        
Included Included
Unlimited indemnification and liability.        
Included Included
Ownership of derivative works.        
Included Included
Royalty-free distribution rights.        
Included Included
Complete source code provided by request.        
Included Included
Application Integration:

There are three methods of distributing or integrating IDAutomation components with applications, summarized in the following chart:

Optional Integration Complete Integration Source Code Integration
  • No extra cost to you, you do not distribute our product.
  • Customer orders from IDAutomation and we assist in the installation.
  • Increases your revenue with the IDAutomation Affiliate Program.
  • Support is provided for barcode related issues.
  • Upgrades to the barcode components for the customers are provided as needed.
  • You use and distribute the product royalty-free as an integrated part of your application.
  • You provide support to the customer for barcode issues.
  • You are responsible for the installation of all barcode products.
  • For problems you are unable to resolve, your developers may contact IDAutomation for support, but we cannot provide support directly to your clients.
  • You use and distribute the product royalty-free as a completely integrated part of your application provided you order the Unlimited Developer License or Multi-site License.
  • You provide support to the customer for barcode issues.
  • You are responsible for the installation of all barcode products.
  • For problems you are unable to resolve, your developers may contact IDAutomation for support, but we cannot provide support directly to your clients.

Optional Integration:

With the Optional Integration option, IDAutomation provides support for barcode problems related to your client's application as well as the installation and maintenance of the barcode product provided. This is provided to you at minimal cost and offers an additional method of increasing revenue with the IDAutomation Affiliate Program.
This is how it works:

  1. Purchase the Single User License to test integration and create your application to access the API of the barcode product - be sure not to distribute the purchased version with your software. You may distribute the demo version if desired.
  2. In your documentation, inform the customer of the product number and provide a link to IDAutomation.com so they can easily order the product.
  3. IDAutomation offers a 20% commission for any customer of yours that orders from us this way with the IDAutomation Affiliate Program.
  4. When they install IDAutomation software on their system, your software should then be able to use it.
  5. IDAutomation will also assist the customer if they have problems installing the product.
  6. If this option is selected, please contact us and we will make sure not to change the font name or API of the component.

Complete Integration:

With the Developer License, IDAutomation software products may be distributed with your application as long as you have bundled the software component with the application and are not distributing it separately.
Here is how it works:

  1. Order the applicable Developer License of the product. IDAutomation strongly suggests ordering the Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription, to extend past the complimentary 30 days. Independent contractors, consultants and small companies with less than 2 million USD in annual revenue may obtain the Small Company Developer License at an approximate 50% discount from the normal price.
  2. Integrate the product into your software and update the documentation if necessary. You will use and distribute the products an integrated part of your application according to the Developer License of the product.
  3. You provide support to the customer for barcode issues and will be responsible for the installation of all barcode products related to your application.
  4. For problems you are unable to resolve, your developers may contact IDAutomation for support, but we cannot provide support directly to your clients.

Source Code Integration:

Customers that purchase the Multi-Site License or Unlimited Developer License may obtain the source code to the product.
Here is how it works:

  1. Order the applicable Multi-Site License or Unlimited Developer License for the product. IDAutomation strongly suggests ordering the Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription, priced at just a small fraction of the cost of the product annually.
  2. Several of the Unlimited Developer Licensed products already contain source code. If additional source code is needed, submit a request by email referencing your order number.
  3. Integrate the product into your software and update the documentation if necessary. You will use and distribute the products and source code royalty-free as an integrated part of your application.
  4. You provide support to the customer for barcode issues and are responsible for the installation of all barcode products related to your application.
  5. For problems you are unable to resolve, your developers may contact IDAutomation for support. However, we cannot provide support directly to your clients.

IDAutomation products may not be distributed outside your organization without a Developer License. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us.

License Agreement Change Requests:

We believe that IDAutomation license agreements as they are written now are fair for IDAutomation and the purchaser. IDAutomation is a small company (under 2MM in annual revenue) which must have protection from legal issues that could jeopardize the business. IDAutomation is aware that some other companies will honor such requests. Many of these companies are usually based in China, Russia or another country and do not really have an actual presence in the US. Some of these companies copy IDAutomation products, make changes, and sell them as their own. Most of these company websites state they are based in US or Canada and have fake addresses with forwarded phone numbers or use "address forwarding" or "business presence" services. It is very unlikely that these companies would be able to follow through with any legal claims; therefore, making a license agreement change with them would be useless.

Below is a list of previously requested modifications and the reasons IDAutomation cannot agree to the changes:

  • Indemnification - indemnification as related to the intellectual property of the software product is included in the license agreement. It states "IDAutomation shall defend, indemnify and hold Licensee harmless from any third-party claims or lawsuits for intellectual property infringement for properly licensed Software provided by IDAutomation...". The indemnification section also states that "IDAutomation is not liable for claims based on infringement of industry standards, symbology standards or public domain specifications which were not developed by IDAutomation (including but not limited to operating systems, file formats and symbology specifications)". This limitation is necessary because as a small company, IDAutomation should not be required to defend a technology it did not create. Examples of such claims include encoding tiny URLs in QR-Code and the patent claims by Unisys for the use of GIF files (which expired in 2003) and the Data Matrix patent claims by Acacia and Veritec (which were ruled invalid and unenforceable in 2008). Many, if not all, of the standards and specifications that would apply today are in the public domain or are unenforceable because of prior art, and the inventors of the technologies will not provide indemnification for their use. In all such cases reported to IDAutomation by licensed customers, an alternative with no loss of functionality was provided by IDAutomation.

  • Limitation of Liability - our license agreement states "With the exception of (1) claims relating to intellectual property infringement as defined in section 6 or (2) Software purchased with the Unlimited Developer License or the Multi-Site License, IDAutomation's entire liability under any provision of this entire Agreement shall be limited to twenty (20) times the amount actually paid by Licensee" This limitation is eliminated when the Multi-Site License or the Unlimited Developer License is purchased.

  • Warranty - our license agreement states "Although efforts have been made to assure that the Software is date compliant, correct, reliable, and technically accurate, the Software is licensed to you as is and without warranties as to performance of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or use, or any other warranties whether expressed or implied. You, your organization and all users of the Software, assume all risks when using it." We are unwilling to make any other warranties for the software. This is a standard practice in the software industry.

  • Controlling Law - unfortunately, as a small company, IDAutomation cannot change the location of the jurisdiction from our location to another. This is primarily because IDAutomation is a small company and if any case would arise outside of our location, it would cause major disruption to the local operations of the company.

  • Additions - we believe the agreement as it exists covers all that is necessary and we should remain silent on other issues. IDAutomation does not believe any additions are necessary.

  • Other Changes - minor changes to IDAutomation's Software License Agreements may be made by an amendment in special circumstances. To request a change, modify the IDAutomationAmendmentTemplate.doc file and email it to IDAutomation for review. Be sure to describe your implementation of the software and the reasons for the change. When we do amendments, we require the purchase of the applicable Multi-Site License or the Unlimited Developer License for the product. In addition, the changes should be 50 words or less.